This months top ski tips for better short turns.
Keep your upper body facing down the fall-line.
If your upper body is held still and your legs are turned in the hip sockets, there will be a spring back to centre when the legs are released. It is for this reason that its is best to ski short turns with a quiet, poised upper body that faces down the fall-ine.
Aim to make smooth curves
Press the outside ski downwards against the snow early in the turn to use your skis design. This should be done before the fall-line.
Tilt your edges over
Once the pressure is on your skis you can tilt the skis more onto their edges for grippier short turns.
Plant the poles
A good pole plant is very help full in short turns to maintain fluid linked turns and good rythm.
By Mark Gear and Simon Halliwell from All Mountain Performance in Chamonix